IPA1A | 26 Degree Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
26 Degree Brewing Company
Florida, United States
26brewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by swassmike on 12-16-2015

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Ranking:
#22,014
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
22
pDev:
9.47%
 
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of egrandfield
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigdog3838
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acforster2
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushire
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quenching the thirst of southern Florida hop heads, the talented team at 26 Degrees delivers with their flagship IPA that has midwestern roots and a flare for the tropics.

IPA1A pours with a medium copper, slightly hazed hue. Its off white creamy froth carries a breadth of fruit and malt aromatics across the senses. Citrus, stone fruit and tropical flavor hedge with a light marmalade "British" character. Sweet in its initial taste, rich caramel, biscuit and a toasted grain character brings and nutty and slight crusted savoriness.

As the ale develops, its sweetness slowly begins to relax and the hops take the edge in balance. Slightly over ripened oranges begin to fuse with apricot, peach, red grapefruit and mango for a juicy and caramelized, fruit-filled center. As the taste begins to tighten, its bitter grip takes hold. Smooth citrus and pine laden hops take the proportions of citrus peel and peppery resins to appease the throat gripping bitterness that hop lovers demand.

Medium bodied, the beer's balance certainly prefers a hop forward taste and texture, but its caramel balance never lets them dominate in the way that many west coast varieties do. This more traditional American IPA takes its inspirations from the midwest and east coast varieties that made American hops popular in the 1990's. Trailing with a sweetened lupulin bite, the aftertaste is medium long and striving for dryness.

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Photo of Burt
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this seems to be their most popular beer, at least its the only one i saw around town anywhere outside the brewery. where the simplicity favors their hefe (which i thought was their best beer), it seems to relegate this ipa to the heap of decent generic american craft takes on the style. not quite all the way clear, and not as lively on the head either, or at least without the staying power of some of the others. nice fresh hop nose and flavor, some citrus there, juicy even, but almost not quite enough of it, or like its a tad overbalanced by the same handful of crystal malt that plagues so many of these. its well made beer, but the recipe seems boring to me, even if the hops smell and taste as good as they do, this is a been there, done that kind of beer right from the start. that said, it seems like lots of bars in south florida are still on the macro beer and pseudo craft wagon, but this ipa was fairly common where we were, and it is a huge step up from any of the corporate beer that dominated the handles. it was nice with grilled chicken, not too bold for something more delicate like fish, but also short of refreshing and crushable in the florida heat. good not great, and definitely not among their more memorable beers i got into this week.

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Photo of BRLockwood
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz pour on tap

A: big creamy white head sits atop a murky amber body.

S: light orange tangerine slight resin light malts backbone a little caramel.

T: Nice herbal, orange, light tangerine, smooth malty finish to let you know you were drinking.

M: Medium with a good body decent carbonation.

O: this is a solid IPA, I would drink this any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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Photo of jsmooth72
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If you are looking for a hoppy, malty, big backboned IPA this is not for you, however this for me is a perfect tropical pale ale. They did leave some malt out and that is why it is not an ipa for me. If you are looking for that ipa gusty go for the ipa2a. Still a quality beer, but just is not a full blown ipa for me. I love how they match the tropical fruits to their beachside location.

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Photo of Griphon
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Maybe it was just hyped too much, but I think the A1IPA, though cleverly named, is average at best. Nice aroma, bitter finish, but feels Unbalanced with too much malt left out. Brewery is really nice, definitely worth a stop if you are hot and tired on pompano beach.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ame127
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

IPA1A from 26 Degree Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 22 ratings